Self Service 25 Years of Fashion, People and Ideas Reconsidered / Dallas Contemporary ⁣Museum


Self Service 25 Years of Fashion, People and Ideas Reconsidered

Widely referred to as one of the leading publications in the fashion and luxury industries, Self Service Magazine has pushed the boundaries of magazine models for over twenty-five years. The publication features preeminent figures in fashion alongside editorials photographed by the world’s leading photographers, and interviews with seminal fashion designers and contemporary artists engage readers through an ongoing cultural dialogue.

The Exhibition

Dallas Contemporary is pleased to present Self Service: Twenty-Five Years of Fashion, People and Ideas Reconsidered, a unique multi-installation exhibition celebrating the quarter-century anniversary of the groundbreaking biannual fashion and culture publication Self Service Magazine. Following a special unveiling at Dallas Contemporary’s first annual spring gala, S/S19, on April 5th, the exhibition will open to the public on April 13th and remain on view through August 18th, 2019.

The Space

Reflecting the multi-faceted format of the magazine, the exhibition at Dallas Contemporary was constructed as a multi-installation assemblage of visual information. Not unlike stepping into a current issue of the magazine, the experience of walking through the museum will be transformed by a large-scale magazine production wall full of notes and ideas for a future issue, billboard-scale pages from past issues, unique photographs by contributors, and historic video footage to ultimately translate and celebrate the hallmarks of creative visual communication.